The flights will be operated by AirAsia India, Air India, IndiGo, GoAir and SpiceJet.
Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport will operate a total of 19 flights on 3 June due to Cyclone Nisarga. Mumbai Airport will handle 11 departures and eight arrivals today. The flights will be operated by AirAsia India, Air India, IndiGo, GoAir and SpiceJet.
Dear passengers, all flights as on 2nd June are as per schedule. However, passengers travelling on 3rd June are requested to check the flight schedule with their airlines before leaving home, as the schedule may change depending on the weather conditions.#ImportantUpdate #CSMIA pic.twitter.com/cugEe2yxAf
– CSMIA (@CSMIA_Official) June 2, 2020
The country’s largest domestic airline IndiGo on Tuesday infromed that it has cancelled as many as 17 flights to and from Mumbai on 3 June due to severe cyclonic storm conditions in the city.
“IndiGo will only operate three flights from Mumbai on June 03, 2020: 6E 495 Mumbai- Chandigarh, 6E 6179 Mumbai – Ranchi, 6E 5373 Mumbai – Patna,” the airline said in a statement.
“Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport will be operating only 12 arrival flights on June 3. The flights will be operated by four airlines, which include Air Asia India, Air India, GoAir and SpiceJet to ten sectors,” said GVK Mumbai International Airport on Tuesday evening.
#TravelUpdate Due to the movement of cyclonic storm “NISARGA” flights to/from Mumbai and Goa are likely to be impacted. Please visit https://t.co/IZ9taT0TOv or SMS UK to 9289228888 to check updated flight status before booking and leaving for the airport. Thank you.
– Vistara (@airvistara) June 2, 2020
– SpiceJet (@flyspicejet) June 2, 2020
GoAir passengers can call on toll-free number – 1800 2100 999 to get latest updates about their flights.
Air India passengers will have to call on toll number – 1860 233 1407 for their flights details.
The move from the airline comes after Indian aviation regulator DGCA issued a fresh circular to airlines and pilots, reiterating its guidelines on adverse weather operations as Cyclone Nisarga approaches the coastal areas of Maharashtra and Gujarat.
At present, about 25 flights are allowed to arrive and depart out of the country’s financial hub with government restarting curtailed flight operations after two months of grounding due to lockdown to contain Covid-19.
IndiGo passengers booked on the cancelled flights can re-book on alternate flight starting next day or opt for a credit shell to redeem at a later date, the airline added.
Cyclone Nisarga, a deep depression in the Arabian Sea, which has intensified into a cyclonic storm, is expected to cross north Maharashtra and Gujarat coasts on early Wednesday morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
Cyclone Nisarga approaching North Maharashtra coast with speed of 11 kmph
Cyclone Nisarga is approaching the north coast of Maharashtra with a speed of 11 kilometers per hour, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday.
“Cyclone Nisarga is approaching North Maharashtra coast with a speed of 11 kmph. It is about 200 km South-SouthWest of Alibag and about 250 km South-SouthWest of Mumbai at 02:30 am IST of June 3,” according to a tweet by the IMD.
The weather forecast agency further said that at 4:30am the wind speed had increased to 22 kmph at Santacruz in Mumbai.
It has also predicted light to moderate rainfall will take place at most places with isolated heavy falls very likely over coastal Karnataka and Marathawada during the next 6 hours. Extremely heavy falls (above 20 centimeters in 24 hours) is also likely at isolated places over north Konkan (Mumbai, Palghar, Thane, Raigad districts) and north Madhya Maharashtra today.
“After the landfall, the Severe Cyclonic Storm is very likely to maintain its Cyclonic Storm intensity for about 06 hours while moving north-northeast wards across north Madhya Maharashtra. Under its influence gale wind reaching 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph very likely to prevail over Pune, Ahmadnagar and 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph adjoining Beed, Nashik and Aurangabad districts of Maharashtra,” it said in a bulletin.
Earlier, the IMD had stated that the Severe Cyclonic Storm is expected to impact the Maharashtra coast by the afternoon/evening of June 3.
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